'Was She Ever Really a Reformer?'

Müller-Vogg, Hugo
October 2007
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);10/29/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 18, p24
This article examines the power of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The author argues that she began as an economic reformer but slipped into the role as the head of the coalition government. It is the author's contention that Merkel no long asks if a policy is good but asks if it is doable. According to the author she is a politician without any domestic policy direction.


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